Huawei Provided Surveillance Equipment to Iran: US Alleges

February 14, 2020 @ 07:19 AM

The United States Justice Department has indicted Chinas Huawei company and its subsidiaries of supplying surveillance equipment to Iran a decade ago, besides accusing the company of several other violations. The firm provided the equipment to Tehran to monitor protesters way back in 2009 when there were violent protests in the...

Turkey claims 'Neutralizing' 101 Syrian Troops

February 11, 2020 @ 06:39 AM

Turkey has said it "neutralized" 101 Syrian troops in a retaliatory attack after the latter reportedly attacked its military stationed in northwestern Syria. On Monday, the defense ministry said in a

Coronavirus Not a Deterrent to Chinese Vessels Invading Indonesian EEZ

February 5, 2020 @ 10:12 AM

A Chinese coast guard ship accompanying fishing boats was detected lurking in the Indonesian terrestrial waters even as the battle against the deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus which originated in China's Wuhan city is far from being over. As of Wednesday morning, over 24,300 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported and 490...

Taliban claims Shooting Down US military aircraft in Afghanistan, Pentagon Denies

January 28, 2020 @ 08:19 AM

The Taliban has claimed shooting down a US military aircraft in Eastern Afghanistan even as the US Military said it was investigating the crash. The aircraft with two pilots went down in an area controlled largely by the Taliban group on Monday

Nearly 3 Dozen US Personnel Diagnosed with Brain Injury Post Iran Strike

January 25, 2020 @ 06:18 AM

The fifteen Iranian missiles that struck two Iraqi air bases (Ain al-Asad, Erbil) on January 7 hosting the US military has left 34 of them with traumatic brain injuries, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said Friday. The number has surpassed the military's last week's estimate of 11 injured personnel

Seeking Weapons-for-Oil, Iraq Plans Delegations to Russia, China, Ukraine

January 23, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Iraq is sending a team of delegates to Russia, China and Ukraine to negotiate barter trade- accept weapons from them in exchange for Iraqi oil. Baghdad has listed air defense systems such as S-300s and S-400s, as the primary item of procurement, especially after the heavily fortified "Green Zone" in the capital city of Baghdad hosting US Embassy and other important buildings was struck by Iranian missiles and rockets over the past few weeks

Russian GLONASS Satellites Guided Iranian Missiles to US Target in Iraq

January 21, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

Iran used Russian GLONASS satellites to navigate its missiles while striking United States military bases in Iraq. The use of satellite guidance enabled precision strike on January 8- said to be with an accuracy of 10 meters- which has surprised US and Israeli specialists, Israeli news site, Debka File reported on Monday

S Korean Ships to Secure Strait of Hormuz, but not Join US...

January 21, 2020 @ 11:36 AM

The South Korean Navy will patrol the Straits-of-Hormuz but not join a United States led coalition that seeks to protect oil-laden ships from possible Iranian attacks. "In consideration of the current situation in the Middle East, the government has decided to temporarily expand the Cheonghae anti-piracy Unit's sphere of activity in order to guarantee safety of our people and the freedom of navigation of our vessels," Seoul's Ministry of Defense said in a statement

Iran Shot Ukrainian Plane Owing to F-35 Scare

January 18, 2020 @ 12:19 PM

Spooked by the rumored presence of six F-35 stealth fighters in the vicinity amidst heightened tensions between US and Iran, Tehran is said to have downed the ill-fated Ukrainian passenger plane on January 8. "There were at least six F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the time)

11 US Troops Injured When Iran Fired Fateh, Qiam Missiles on US'...

January 17, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources

Russian Navy Amassing Battleships in Mediterranean

January 17, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

Amidst Russia sending several battleships to the Eastern Mediterranean in the past couple of weeks, concerns have arisen over a new offensive in Syria. The Russian navy deployed three warships in quick succession: a large anti-submarine warfare destroyer

Philippines Naval Vessel Detects US Submarine In Manila's Territorial Waters

January 17, 2020 @ 07:16 AM

An anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel of the Philippine Navy detected a United States submarine plying below the surface within the 12-mile territorial waters of the Philippines. The protocol for submarines was for them to surface when conducting innocent passage through a countrys territorial waters